Atrophying pityriasis versicolor as an idiosyncratic T cell–mediated response to Malassezia: A case series Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • CD8-Positive T-Lymphocytes
  • Malassezia
  • Th1 Cells
  • Th2 Cells
  • Tinea Versicolor

abstract

  • Atrophying PV represents the sequelae of a mixed helper T-cell (TH1 and TH2) idiosyncratic immune response to Malassezia and can present as a protracted dermatosis that may clinically mimic an atypical lymphocytic infiltrate. TH1 cytokines can recruit histiocytes, a source of elastases, and upregulate matrix metalloproteinase activity, which may contribute to epidermal atrophy.

publication date

  • April 2017

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.08.062

PubMed ID

  • 27816291

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 730

end page

  • 735

volume

  • 76

number

  • 4